Seeking an extension
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Sept 24, CMC – The St. Kitts-Nevis government is seeking an extension in implementing certain measures under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries signed with Europe in 2008, Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas has said.
In an interview broadcast on Winn FM radio, Dr. Douglas said that his twin island federation would be approaching the European authorities on the issue.
CARIFORUM, which includes the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM grouping and the Dominica Republic signed the accord that allows for the removal of tariffs and import duties on goods traded between European and CARIFORUM countries.
St. Kitts and Nevis is among the eight Caribbean countries that have not yet removed tariffs from goods coming into the country from the European Union (EU) under the agreement.
(Details in Business section)